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August 7, 1988 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
When you think of the Poconos, you always think of "The Myrtle Beach of the North. " Right? No? Shame on you. It says right here on this news release from the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau that "the Poconos are often referred to as the Myrtle Beach of the North, as well as the Golf Capital of the East. " OK, so maybe the Poconos are only the golf capital of northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are still lots of thrills available among the 250 holes. And discounts, too, thanks to the Vacation Bureau, which has published a coupon book that can net golfers as much as $106 in savings at eight Poconos courses.
NEWS
August 8, 1986 | By George Wilson, Inquirer Editorial Board
Having just returned from a vacation in the Poconos I can report again, as I have in the past, that encroaching civilization continues to threaten the natural beauty of this delightful section of northeastern Pennsylvania. However, I am more optimistic this year than I have been for a long time concerning the prospects of saving most of the Pocono Mountains from destruction by overzealous developers. My wife and I (and our children when they were growing up) have seen enormous changes during decades of vacationing and weekending in the Poconos - mostly in tents in the woods or houses on lakes.
NEWS
October 1, 1986 | By Christopher Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
With an independent management review of the Philadelphia Police Department due shortly, Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker is taking his top staff to the Poconos on a "retreat" - three days of discussions about the department's future. Tucker said the $5,000 retreat, scheduled Oct. 26-28 at the Pocono Manor resort, would enable the department's top commanders "to sit down and discuss the mission of the Police Department and come away with a picture of the department we all share. " Among those taking part will be Tucker, his three deputy commissioners and nine chief inspectors.
SPORTS
June 6, 2013
Here is the weekend schedule at Pocono Raceway, 500 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond, Pa. The telephone number is 1-800-722-3929. Friday 5 a.m.     Parking lots open 8 a.m.     Grandstand admission gates open 10 a.m.     Practice - ARCA Racing Series Noon        Practice - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2:05 p.m. Qualifying - ARCA Racing Series 3:40 p.m. Qualifying - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series                   ...
NEWS
September 28, 1986 | By Tom Belden, Inquirer Staff Writer
At this time of year, when the fertile green hills of the Poconos turn gold and rust and red and brown, there are few places prettier than the 17th tee at the Glen Brook Country Club near Stroudsburg. Glen Brook is not a particularly fancy place. Just an 18-hole public golf course with a well-stocked pro shop, a friendly bar and restaurant, several modern cabins for rent, fairly modest prices and an efficient operation that gets you through a round of golf in a reasonable time.
SPORTS
August 8, 1989 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Wayne Phillips of the Lehigh Country Club won the Moosehead Shawnee Open Tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 5-under-par round of 67 yesterday at the Shawnee Inn and Country Club in the Pocono Mountains. Phillips won the first prize of $900, from a purse of $6,180. Mike Moses of the Eagle Lodge and Noel Caruso of Westover tied for second place at 68, and each won $650. Miguel Biamon, the Philadelphia PGA champion from Whitemarsh Valley, tied for fourth place at 69. Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills won the senior prize of $175 with a 70.
REAL_ESTATE
February 7, 1988 | By Dan Stets, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a recent frigid afternoon, Ronald P. Storey was hard at work, editing a video about a new home in Snow Ridge Village, a development on Jack Frost Mountain in the Poconos. Storey, chief operating officer of Edward P. Carroll Construction Co., put the videotape on fast-forward to shots of the living room and fireplace, then reversed to the Jacuzzi and hot tub, picking the best scenes for a sales promotion. The video will be the only way Carroll Construction can show off the interior of the largest new homes at Snow Ridge Village.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one will ever accuse Kraig Kalashian of a dearth of ideas. He's an architect, after all, with a portfolio of 20 ambitious projects, most of them hotels and restaurants across the United States. And he once owned a firm specializing in hospitality-industry interiors. Selling that interior-design business, Studio 1200, meant he could focus on yet another idea: building modern homes in the Poconos, on spec, that would emphasize creativity, craftsmanship, sustainability, and affordability.
NEWS
September 29, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
CANADENSIS, Pa. - The vibrant display of pumpkins, gourds, and mums sat outside the shop, where the aroma of hot apple cider filled the air. Temperatures flirted with 80, and trees were beginning to show off brilliant hues of red and orange. But something was missing: customers. "We should be busy, busy, busy," Elaine Bubb, owner of the Stonewall Garden Center, said Saturday morning. But tourists were largely avoiding the area as the manhunt for alleged state trooper killer Eric Frein entered its third week.
SPORTS
August 1, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
ODDS ON an IndyCar series race returning to Pocono Raceway next summer are 50-50 at the moment. That's the view of Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono's president and CEO. Igdalsky said Tuesday a decision will be made "in the next few weeks. We're deep into our 2015 planning. We would like to be on IndyCar's schedule and they like being at Pocono. " Pocono officials are surveying fans and sponsors about IndyCar racing for a third time at the track. Prior to the July 6 race at Pocono, Igdalsky challenged fans to either show up or risk IndyCar not racing at the mountaintoptrack in 2015.
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SPORTS
June 12, 2015 | Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
WHEN YOUR RACING rivals are happy for you, a racer knows he's respected. After Martin Truex Jr. won at Pocono Sunday, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. expressed how happy they were for Truex and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, who appears healthy after dealing with ovarian cancer. Later, fans wrote emails and called radio stations with similar sentiments. "I'm still answering emails and text messages with congratulations, so that's been awesome," Truex said yesterday on a conference call.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONG POND, Pa. - With Martin Truex Jr. holding a slim lead on the front of the pack, the Furniture Row Racing team prepared for one last pit stop Sunday. One team member bobbed up and down, shaking his arms. Another stretched and craned his neck over the divider to see if Truex was close. When Truex slowed into pit road, Sherry Pollex, Truex's girlfriend who is in remission from ovarian cancer and underwent chemotherapy on Monday, stood and nervously watched the pit crew work on Truex's car. Four tire changes and a fuel-up later, Truex was the first out of pit road, leading to a measured celebration from his pit crew.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
LONG POND - Before the May 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover, Del., Martin Truex Jr. guaranteed his team would win a race this year. It didn't take long for Truex's prediction to come true. Truex led 97 of the 160 laps, including 66 of the last 67, yesterday to win the Axalta "We Paints Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway. Following his third career Cup series victory, Truex performed the traditional burnout on the Pocono frontstretch in his black No. 78 Chevrolet. Then he climbed out of the car and pumped his arms as the crowd cheered.
SPORTS
June 8, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONG POND, Pa. - Separated by 55 summer days, the two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Pocono in 2014 ended the same way: with Dale Earnhardt Jr. raising his arms in victory lane, his team hanging over the white railing above it, and the grandstand crowd showering him with cheers. Earnhardt became the seventh driver to sweep the summer at Pocono Raceway, and a third consecutive win here in the Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 on Sunday would put him in even smaller company. The only two to complete that feat are NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison in 1982 and '83 and Tim Richmond in '86 and '87, stacking more odds against the 40-year-old Earnhardt and his No. 88 car. "It's just difficult to win one [race]
SPORTS
June 7, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch pulled into a pit stall with time to spare in the final qualifying round, and when it ended, he exchanged a high-five and hug with each member of his team. After Kevin Harvick finished with the best lap time in the first two qualifying rounds, Busch, driving the No. 41 car for Stewart-Haas Racing, took the pole position for the Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 with a time of 50.676 seconds in the decisive final round at Pocono Raceway. Joining Busch on the front row Sunday will be Carl Edwards, with Martin Truex Jr. right behind in third.
SPORTS
June 6, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Having grown up in Bethesda, Md., before enrolling at Penn State, Lee Cary was used to being one of the only NASCAR fans around. But when Jeff Gordon visited State College on April 14 to unveil the Penn State-themed car he'll drive at Pocono Raceway this weekend, others trickled out of the woodwork. "It was actually kind of funny; I didn't think there was much of a fan base in State College," said Cary, 21, who recently graduated from Penn State. "And there were a lot of people there.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
No American professional sport is more obviously wrapped in nonathletic businesses than auto racing. That's why NASCAR - and especially this weekend - is important for Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems. Axalta makes paint in thousands of colors and formulas for cars, trucks, buses, and industrial fixtures. It sells business-to-business, working through distributors, big body-shop groups, and automakers in 130 countries, generating first-quarter revenue of close to $1 billion.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three people were killed and more than a dozen were injured Wednesday when a tractor-trailer truck collided with a bus of Italian tourists in the Poconos. The tourists had left New York City early Wednesday on their way to Niagara Falls. Four were reported in critical condition. Others suffered minor to moderate injuries. Academy Bus said its driver, who had more than 10 years of experience, was among those killed. Witnesses told WNEP-TV in Scranton that the truck driver was "up and walking around" after the crash.
NEWS
June 3, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU CAN STILL go to the Poconos for love. Thanks to Morris Wilkins, you can still soak in heart-shaped bathtubs at some resorts, and drop into a gurgling, 7-foot-tall Jacuzzi shaped like a champagne glass just big enough for two. It was Wilkins who back in the late 1950s hit upon the idea of developing a resort restricted to couples, preferably honeymooners. His innovations to encourage the free expression of love among his guests earned him nationwide publicity, a booming business and many imitators.
NEWS
January 30, 2015 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
WE CAN'T all afford to vacation in Vail, Colo., this winter. If "jet setting" with your family is more about pointing the minivan in any direction but the garage, this is the winter to discover, or rediscover, the Pocono Mountains. Like the girl next door who you tend to overlook at parties, the Pocono Mountains may seem familiar but not really that sexy. Until you take a closer look. This sprawling swath of northeastern Pennsylvania encompasses 2,400 square miles that traverse Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties - terrain chockablock with snowy vistas, dense woodlands and respectable mountain peaks.
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